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Ask not how smart is this child but, how is this child smart

Lecture: Reconsidering Normal: Learning Disabilities in the Classroom Speaker: Prof. Linda Siegel, Faculty of Education, UBC Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Robson Square Conference Centre, conference […]

UBC astronomer detects birth of stars 5,000 light years away

UBC astrophysicist Bill McCutcheon scans the night sky with radio telescopes in search of celestial treasure. He and his colleagues recently announced that they’d hit the jackpot with their discovery […]

Measles case confirmed at UBC

One case of measles has been confirmed at the University of British Columbia and several suspect cases have been identified, the Vancouver Health Board reported today. Dr. Patricia Daly, communicable […]

UBC serves up feast of Asian food and folklore

Juicy Hainan chicken rice, fluffy egg foo yong, crisp green onion pancakes, spicy rendang and sizzling satay. Vendors will be selling these and other delicious creations during a series of […]

China programs garner award for UBC Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration’s success in building educational ties between Chinese universities, academics, business and government officials and the Vancouver academic and business communities has won recognition […]

Experts on fitness and aging to gather at UBC

North America’s top authorities on fitness and aging will gather at UBC Feb. 21 – 23 for the Strength and Conditioning International Conference entitled Changing Aging and Training the Master’s […]

Surgeon wins aboriginal achievement award

Dr. Martin McLoughlin, a professor of surgery, has been named as one of the winners of the 1997 Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Now in its third year, the awards honour aboriginal […]

UBC experts examine federal budget issues

Jean Chretien’s Liberal government is scheduled to bring down its budget on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Faculty at the University of British Columbia have expertise in a number of key areas […]

There’s much more to a bargain than money, study shows

Retailers who think they can attract shoppers by simply promising savings might be surprised to hear that money alone is not necessarily enough to make a bargain hunter happy. Peter […]

UBC medical students to get early dose of reality

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine has won approval for the most sweeping changes to its undergraduate curriculum since the medical school opened its doors in 1950. When […]

UBC zoologist spearheads ecological stakeout

UBC zoologist Charles Krebs has just completed the most ambitious, ecological stakeout ever. The life and death cycle of snowshoe hares in Canada’s North has been observed for close to […]

Curtain falls on Dorothy Somerset Studio

The stage lights of the Dorothy Somerset Studio will dim forever on Feb. 8 when a legendary Vancouver performance space closes its doors after almost 30 years. Named for a […]

Latin lovers keep the language alive

Latin, as everyone knows, is a dead language. Or is it? Reports of its demise in the modern world are greatly exaggerated, says Anthony Barrett, head of UBC’s Dept. of […]

Documentary profiles former Dean of Women

Margaret Fulton, an educator and social activist who was UBC’s Dean of Women from 1974 to 1977 and later served as president of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, is […]

Program helps women remain non-smokers after giving birth

Women who quit smoking during pregnancy don’t get nearly enough support in their efforts to remain non-smokers after giving birth. This is the conclusion of a team of investigators from […]

UBC’s Child Study Centre to close in June 1997

UBC’s Child Study Centre, an interdisciplinary centre for research in child development and early childhood education, will close June 30, 1997. “This decision has not been taken lightly,” said Faculty […]

Half a million library books on the move

Imagine a row of books stretching from UBC to Boundary Road, a total of 16.5 kilometres. Now imagine moving them to a new home, making sure they arrive in exactly […]

Cuban gold medals validate sports psychologist’s theories

When sports psychologist Susan Butt gave a keynote address at the 30th annual Sports Medicine Congress last month in Havana, she discovered that her research is an integral part of […]

Expert advice for the holidays from UBC

The holiday season is upon us, and UBC experts are offering a gift of their knowledge and advice. Ask them about shopping for the best gifts for children, choosing the […]

UBC researchers to investigate links among education, training and the labour market

UBC has been chosen as the headquarters of the Western Education and Training Research Network, which will examine and assess policy issues and initiatives in education and training. The Western […]